By Craig Hubert | Pavel Dmitruchenko, a principal dancer in the Bolshoi Ballet who yesterday, it was reported, was questioned concerning the vicious acid attack on artistic director Sergei Filin, has confessed to his role in the crime, Reuters reports. “I organized this attack, but not to the extent that it happened,” Dmitruchenko told police. Two other men, Andrei Lipatov and Yury Zarutsky, were accused of carrying out the attack, ordered by Dmitruchenko. Although Dmitruchenko’s written statement to police has not been released, it’s being reported that sources close to the Bolshoi Ballet confirmed Dmitruchenko was angry at Filin for not giving his partner, ballerina Anzhelika Vorontsova, more lead roles. Dmitrichenko, known for his villain roles, has been with the Bolshoi since 2002.
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