Bolshoi Ballet’s Sergei Filin Attacked With Acid

Acid attack shocks Russian ballet company [Source: CNN]

This is Black Swan level craziness and the worst but also the most recent form of harassment experienced by Filin. People are looking to rivalries within the Bolshoi Ballet itself. Very sad. Filin may lose sight in at least one eye.

Here’s a brief clip of Filin in action:

Sergei Filin in Don Quixote, Moscow, Sept 2005 [Source: lexxrussia]

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