View Full Version : Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Attacked By Acid

01-19-2013, 04:46 AM
I'm just hearing about this now on CNN....My God....

It also sounds as he could be blinded by this, not to mention the horrible destruction that will have been done to his face period and...Just...

Do any of our Russian Members know more they could share w/us. My thoughts and prayers go to him and his Family.

01-19-2013, 06:27 AM
Yes, I heard about it too. Mariinsky principal dancer Diana Vishneva went on Russian TV and said that this could not have happened in the West. Not sure if she's ever heard of tire irons...:shuffle:

Diana went on to say that this incident is likely related to the Bolshoi in-fighting that is not uncommon in ballet and other theater communities, although this outcome is certainly uncommon. She seemed horrified and wants steps to be taken. The city's DA's office is instructed by the PM Medvedev to give special attention to this case.

The show host mentioned a Facebook post by the former Bolshoi director Ratmansky where he condemned this incident and blamed it on the shady financial connections of the theater that had completely eroded professional ethics.

In terms of injuries, it was said he had suffered 3rd degree burns and that his eyesight is threatened.

01-19-2013, 07:13 AM
Thanks Alisa. :(

01-19-2013, 08:43 AM
AP article: http://news.yahoo.com/bolshois-artistic-director-attacked-acid-101212116.html

01-19-2013, 10:51 AM
This is truly horrible! :eek: :( prayers to him & his family.

01-19-2013, 12:32 PM
Awful and I hope they can save his eye sight.

01-19-2013, 02:03 PM
Apparently, his eyesight was saved.


01-20-2013, 12:09 AM
Why on earth was this poor guy targeted for such a horrific attack?