Dmitrichenko the Terrible Confesses to Acid Attack

Dmitrichenko Confesses

Ever thought of throwing some acid in your boss’ face? Well, Russian ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, who most recently played the title role in “Ivan the Terrible” at the Bolshoi Theater, has confessed to doing just that.

The Bolshoi Ballet soloist, along with two other men, has confessed to the acid attack against the company’s artistic director, Sergei Filin. Filin suffered severe burns to his eyes and face back in January when a masked attacker threw a jar of sulfuric acid in his face as he was returning home from work late at night. Dmitrichenko was apparently the mastermind of the attack but he rounded up a couple of ex-convicts to carry it out. Makes sense.

The reason behind the attack? Apparently Dmitrichenko was motivated by his “enmity” towards Filin, “based on his professional actions.” He had also expressed grievances toward the company about money, complaining dancers’ salaries were so low that “migrant workers would not agree to work on a construction site for this money.” So basically he hated his boss and wanted more money.

Another possible motive involves Dmitrchenko’s girlfriend, Anzhelina Vorontsova, also a Bolshoi soloist, who was known to have some conflicts with Filin. However, according to some uptight ballet teacher, the reason she wasn’t given leading parts lately wasn’t because of Filin, but because “she was just plain fat”. Touché.

Filin, currently undergoing treatment in Germany, admitted early on that he suspected who ordered the attack and acknowledged that it was fueled by a work-related grudge. If that was the case, he probably should have just told the Russian police to begin with. But I supposed the investigation did uncover a lot of the underground craziness that goes on in the world of Russian ballet. Some might say it is even crazier than what happens on the Russian dashcam videos

Via: BBC News

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