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Bolshoi director returns after acid attack

Sergei Filin welcomed back to famous Moscow theatre, eight months after being nearly blinded in an acid attack.

Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 20:37
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Eight months ago Sergei Filin, the artistic director of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, was nearly blinded in an acid attack.

One of the dancers at the company admitted being involved and is currently on trial.

Now, after 22 operations, Filin has been welcomed back to the famous theatre by his colleagues.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.

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