Bolshoi Theatre chief fired amid acid attack scandal

Russia's culture ministry has fired the director general of the Bolshoi Theatre, which has been mired in scandal since there was an acid attack on its artistic director.

Anatoly Iksanov will be replaced by Vladimir Urin, head of another major ballet and opera theatre, minister Vladimir Medinsky said.

Anatoly Iksanov has been fired from his position of director general Russia's Bolshoi Theatre. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Mr Medinsky said Mr Iksanov would serve as his advisor.