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Russian government fires Bolshoi director

Sacking of Anatoly Iksanov, who held post for 13 years, is latest incident to taint the company's reputation.

Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 11:34
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The head of the scandal-hit Bolshoi Theatre has been fired by the Russian government.

The sacking of Anatoly Iksanov, who has been director for the last 13 years, is just the latest incident to taint the company's reputation.

The dismissal comes six months after an acid attack on the ballet company's artistic director.

Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from Moscow. 

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