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Dancer jailed for acid attack

A Bolshoi ballet dancer has been jailed for six years by a Russian court over an acid attack on the group's artistic director.

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Bolshoi Ballet dancer sentenced to six years in prison

Pavel Dmitrichenko, the former lead dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, has been sentenced to six years in prison for his part in an acid attack on the ballet's artistic director.

Bolshoi Theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko pictured in court in October. Credit: Reuters

Co-accused Yuri Zarutsky, who admitted to throwing acid in Filin's face, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Andrei Lipatov, who drove Zarutsky to the scene, was sentenced to four years.

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