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Bolshoi chief fights for eyesight after acid attack

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Russian doctors Friday were battling to save the eyesight of the Bolshoi ballet chief after a masked assailant threw acid on his face, in a gruesome attack the theatre linked to internal conflicts. 

A picture taken on October 10, 2007 shows Russian ballet dancer Sergei Filin performing a dress rehearsal of the "Lesson" ballet at the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow. Filin was Friday fighting to save his eyesight after a masked assailant threw acid on his face, in a gruesome attack the theatre linked to internal conflicts.

Sergei Filin, a former acclaimed dancer who was appointed artistic director in 2011, suffered third degree burns to the face, head and eyes late Thursday when the attacker cornered him near his house in central Moscow.

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