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Bolshoi Ballet dancer convicted over acid attack

Pavel Dmitrichenko, the ballet dancer accused of organising an attack that nearly blinded the Russian Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director, has been convicted of the crime by a Russian court.

Pavel Dmitrichenko appearing in court over the attack on the Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director Credit: Reuters

Mr Dmitrichenko was convicted alongside two co-defendants,

The dancer had claimed that he told an alleged accomplice to beat up the director but not to throw acid.