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Bolshoi ballet chief leaves for Germany treatment

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The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director on Monday left Russia for Germany in the hope of recovering his eyesight after an acid attack, claiming he knew the mastermind behind the gruesome assault. 

The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin leaves hospital accompanied by his wife Maria (L) in Moscow, on February 4, 2013. Filin has left Russia for Germany in the hope of recovering his eyesight after an acid attack, claiming he knew the mastermind behind the gruesome assault.

Sergei Filin -- almost unrecognisable from the boyish-looking ex-dancer who headed the Bolshoi for the last two years -- walked out of hospital wearing dark glasses and his face swollen.

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