Topol-M missile fired from Plesetsk hits hypothetical target in KamchatkaMilitary & Defense January 17, 4:31
US President-Elect has big respect for Russian people, Russia culture, says advisorWorld January 17, 4:30
Paintings by Chagall, Russian 16th century icons to be on display at art fair in BrusselsSociety & Culture January 16, 21:50
Russia calls to probe into attack on Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Kiev — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 21:25
Russia, US start restoring business ties — ombudsmanBusiness & Economy January 16, 21:21
Figure skating pairs competition excluded from schedule of 2017 Winter UniversiadeSport January 16, 20:34
DPR top diplomat blames Kiev for dodging discussion of Steinmeier formula implementationWorld January 16, 20:14
IMF maintains forecast for global economy growth in 2017 at 3.4%Business & Economy January 16, 19:45
Six more settlements join Syria ceasefire regime — Defense MinistryWorld January 16, 19:22
MOSCOW, July 23 (Itar-Tass) - New Bolshoi Theatre /GABT/ Director General Vladimir Urin will fly to Germany on August 1 to consult with German doctors over art director Sergei Filin's health.
"I talk with Sergei /Filin/ over the telephone every day," Urin said, "we talk with him and discuss current issues. On August 1, I'll visit him in order to talk with him and his doctors," Urin told reporters on Tuesday.
Filin, a 42-year-old ballet art director was attacked near his house Troitskaya Street in Moscow late in the evening of January 17. An unidentified man splashed acid in his face and fled the scene. Filin was hospitalized with serious face and eye burns.
Police arrested Bolshoi Theatre leading soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko as suspected mastermind, perpetrator Yuri Zarutsky who has a criminal record and driver Andrei Lipatov who the investigators believe had brought Zarutsky to the scene of crime.
When asked about how he felt about his new post, Urin replied, "I need to get the hang of things; I've been working for five days; things have been OK."
"I can say that a tremendous number of remarkable and talented people are working here. I'm absolutely convinced that the Bolshoi Theatre's present will be as great as was its past, as will be its future," Urin said.
According to the director general, "a plan was drawn as of the beginning of the season; it was drawn by the previous administration, and it will be strictly fulfilled."
Urin said he maintains contact with his predecessor Anatoly Iksanov: "We have excellent relations with Anatoly Gennadyevich," he underlined, "he is handing over administration to me. We've met several times, and three more meetings are due."