15 March 2013, 11:18

Bolshoi’s director Filin to sue attackers for damages

Bolshoi’s director Filin to sue attackers for damages

Lawyers for Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director Sergei Filin have said they are going to sue suspected attackers for financial compensation.

Filin’s attorney Tatiana Stukalova said she couldn’t name the exact sum since the treatment wasn’t over yet.

She also told reporters the accused hadn’t moved to settle the issue of harm compensation ahead of the trial. “No one has contacted us yet,” Ms. Stukalova said.

According to the lawyer, an identification lineup will be organized once Sergei Filin comes back to Russia after receiving treatment in Germany.

The head of the Bolshoi Theatre's ballet troupe, Sergei Filin, suffered severe burns to his face and eyes in January when an attacker threw sulphuric acid at him.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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