A Bolshoi Ballet dancer, accused of an organising attack on the troupe's artistic director has told a court he did not mean for him be splashed with acid, Reuters reports.
Pavel Dmitrichenko said he had agreed when his alleged accomplice accused of carrying out the Sergei Filin suggested hitting him the head, but did not tell him to throw acid in Filin's face.
Fillin was attacked while walking home in central Moscow in January.
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After a vote tainted by reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, Putin said Russia was ready to 'cooperate' with Britain.
Largely dry elsewhere tonight with a widespread frost and icy stretches