Sergei Filin http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26710/all en UPDATE 3-Bolshoi ballet director in acid attack, eyesight at risk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-may-lose-sight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Theatre is cultural icon known for rivalry and intrigue</p> <p>* Bolshoi director says attack aimed at sowing discord</p> <p>* Sergei Filin to be taken to Belgian burn centre</p> <p>* Eyesight at risk after late-night acid attack (Adds fresh detail on eyesight)</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman and Thomas Grove</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-may-lose-sight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ballet Business Dance Danseurs Sergei Filin Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736145 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolshoi Ballet director says asked for protection after threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/bolshoi-ballet-director-says-asked-protection-after-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Masked attacker threw acid in Sergei Filin's face</p> <p>* Surgery for burns, preparing for eye operation</p> <p>* Temporary replacement named at legendary Bolshoi Ballet</p> <p>* Victim wants to watch his three sons grow up</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director told a Russian newspaper he had received threats for more than a month before a masked attacker threw acid in his face last week but his request for protection was rebuffed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/bolshoi-ballet-director-says-asked-protection-after-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Russian ballet Sergei Filin Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738039 at http://www.globalpost.com Injured Bolshoi Ballet director forgives attackers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/injured-bolshoi-ballet-director-forgives-attackers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sergei Filin speaks to TV audience from hospital</p> <p>* Vows to return to work at powerful post</p> <p>* Suggests ambitions or resentment may have been motive</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet says the attacker who splashed acid in his face was probably driven by ambition or resentment but that he has forgiven them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/injured-bolshoi-ballet-director-forgives-attackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Sergei Filin Sergei Filin Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740398 at http://www.globalpost.com Attacked Bolshoi chief set for Germany move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attacked-bolshoi-chief-set-germany-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director was preparing Sunday to move to a German clinic from a Moscow hospital where he is recovering from an acid attack he blames on a colleague at the storied but bitterly divided troupe.</p> <p>The 42-year-old Sergei Filin has already undergone three operations on his eyes since being rushed to the emergency unit on January 17 after being splashed in the face with acid by a masked assailant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attacked-bolshoi-chief-set-germany-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Human Interest Prix Benois de la Danse winners Russian ballet Sergei Filin AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:31:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744437 at http://www.globalpost.com Attacked Bolshoi chief set for Germany move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attacked-bolshoi-chief-set-germany-move-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director was preparing Sunday to move to a German clinic from a Moscow hospital where he is recovering from an acid attack he blames on a colleague at the storied but bitterly divided troupe.</p> <p>The 42-year-old Sergei Filin has already undergone three operations on his eyes since being rushed to the emergency unit on January 17 after being splashed in the face with acid by a masked assailant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attacked-bolshoi-chief-set-germany-move-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Danseurs Human Interest Prix Benois de la Danse winners Russian ballet Sergei Filin AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:31:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744442 at http://www.globalpost.com Attacked Bolshoi chief set for Germany treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attacked-bolshoi-chief-set-germany-treatment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director was preparing Sunday to move to a German clinic from a Moscow hospital where he is recovering from an acid attack he blames on a colleague at the storied but bitterly divided troupe.</p> <p>The 42-year-old Sergei Filin has already undergone five operations on his eyes since being rushed to the emergency unit on January 17 after being splashed in the face with sulphuric acid by a masked assailant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attacked-bolshoi-chief-set-germany-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Human Interest Prix Benois de la Danse winners Russian ballet Sergei Filin AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:15:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744616 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolshoi ballet chief says knows who is behind acid attack on him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/bolshoi-ballet-chief-says-knows-who-behind-acid-attack-him <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director was quoted on Sunday as saying he knew who was behind an attack on him in which a masked assailant splashed acid over his face threatening his eyesight.</p> <p>Sergei Filin, who has undergone several operations on his eyes and face since the Jan. 17 attack, did not give any names but made clear he linked the case to his job.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/bolshoi-ballet-chief-says-knows-who-behind-acid-attack-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Russian ballet Sergei Filin Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744677 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolshoi ballet chief in acid attack leaves hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/bolshoi-ballet-chief-acid-attack-leaves-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin left a Moscow hospital on Monday morning to move to a German clinic for further treatment after he suffered serious eye damage in an acid attack, Russian television reported.</p> <p>Filin, wearing dark glasses and supported by his wife, left the hospital to fly to Germany, where he was set for his first medical examination later Monday.</p> <p>"I feel good, I would even say excellent. If only my eyes saw a bit better," Filin told journalists outside the hospital, describing his vision as "foggy and blurred."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/bolshoi-ballet-chief-acid-attack-leaves-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Sergei Filin Sergei Filin AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 06:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745044 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolshoi ballet chief in acid attack leaves hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/bolshoi-ballet-chief-acid-attack-leaves-hospital-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin left a Moscow hospital on Monday morning to move to a German clinic for further treatment after he suffered serious eye damage in an acid attack.</p> <p>Filin, wearing dark glasses and supported by his wife, left the hospital to fly to Germany, where he was set for his first medical examination later Monday.</p> <p>"I feel good, I would even say excellent. If only my eyes saw a bit better," Filin told journalists outside the hospital, describing his vision as "foggy and blurred."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/bolshoi-ballet-chief-acid-attack-leaves-hospital-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Sergei Filin Sergei Filin Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 08:30:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745081 at http://www.globalpost.com Attacked Bolshoi ballet chief leaves for Germany treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/attacked-bolshoi-ballet-chief-leaves-germany-treatment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director on Monday left Russia for Germany in the hope of recovering his eyesight after an acid attack, claiming he knew the mastermind behind the gruesome assault.</p> <p>Sergei Filin -- almost unrecognisable from the boyish-looking ex-dancer who headed the Bolshoi for the last two years -- walked out of hospital wearing dark glasses and his face swollen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/attacked-bolshoi-ballet-chief-leaves-germany-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Russian ballet Sergei Filin Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:15:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745167 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russian Bolshoi ballet chief says knows in heart who attacked him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-russian-bolshoi-ballet-chief-says-knows-heart-who-atta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ballet chief leaves hospital, to have treatment in Germany</p> <p>* Recounts agony after attack, says knows who was behind it</p> <p>* Attack has tarnished image of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre (Adds details, background, quotes)</p> <p>By Anastasia Gorelova and Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director left hospital on Monday saying he knew in his heart who was behind the acid attack that threatens his sight and the reputation of one of the world's great theatres.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-russian-bolshoi-ballet-chief-says-knows-heart-who-atta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Sergei Filin Sergei Filin Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745271 at http://www.globalpost.com Attacked Bolshoi ballet chief leaves for Germany treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/attacked-bolshoi-ballet-chief-leaves-germany-treatment-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director on Monday left Russia for Germany in the hope of recovering his eyesight after an acid attack, claiming he knew the mastermind behind the gruesome assault.</p> <p>Sergei Filin -- almost unrecognisable from the boyish-looking ex-dancer who headed the Bolshoi for the last two years -- walked out of hospital wearing dark glasses and his face swollen.</p> <p>"I feel good, I would even say excellent. If only my eyes saw a bit better," Filin told journalists as he left the Moscow burns unit to head for the airport accompanied by his wife.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/attacked-bolshoi-ballet-chief-leaves-germany-treatment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Russian ballet Sergei Filin Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745542 at http://www.globalpost.com Police detain suspect in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-detain-suspect-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moscow police on Tuesday detained a suspect who allegedly splashed acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet in an attack that shocked the world artistic community and left the troupe in crisis.</p> <p>The 42-year-old Sergei Filin was struck with sulphuric acid by a masked assailant as he was entering his apartment building through a dark parking lot in mid-January.</p> <p>He spent about two weeks in a Moscow hospital getting treatment for burns to his face and having a series of surgeries on his eyes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-detain-suspect-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dance Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Sergei Filin AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 07:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773577 at http://www.globalpost.com Police detain suspect in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-detain-suspect-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moscow police on Tuesday detained a suspect who allegedly splashed acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet in an attack that shocked the world artistic community and left the troupe in crisis.</p> <p>The 42-year-old Sergei Filin was struck with sulphuric acid by a masked assailant as he was entering his apartment building through a dark parking lot in mid-January.</p> <p>Filin spent about two weeks in a Moscow hospital getting treatment for burns to his face and having a series of surgeries on his eyes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-detain-suspect-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Sergei Filin Sergei Filin Technology AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:01:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773663 at http://www.globalpost.com Police detain suspect in Bolshoi acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-detain-suspect-bolshoi-acid-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moscow police detained on Tuesday a person who allegedly helped to carry out an acid attack on the Bolshoi ballet artistic director which shocked the artistic community and left the troupe in crisis.</p> <p>Officers also searched the home of a celebrated dancer in what appeared to be the first tangible progress in a probe that has exposed a history of acrimony at a theatre that is one of Russia's biggest calling cards.</p> <p>A masked assailant threw sulphuric acid in the face of 42-year-old Sergei Filin as he entered his apartment building through a dark parking lot mid-January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-detain-suspect-bolshoi-acid-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Russian culture Sergei Filin Technology AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773865 at http://www.globalpost.com