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Dancer admits 'hate attack' on Bolshoi chief

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A leading Bolshoi Ballet soloist has confessed to ordering an acid attack on the artistic director of the world famous dance company in a hate crime that risks seeing him jailed for up to 12 years, Moscow police said Wednesday. 

The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin speaks to journalists as he leaves a hospital accompanied by his wife Maria in Moscow, on February 4, 2013. A leading Bolshoi Ballet soloist and two other detained suspects have confessed to their involvement in the acid attack on Filin, Moscow police say.

Pavel Dmitrichenko, one of the company's leading male dancers, signed a confession along with two other suspects who were all arrested on Tuesday in a dramatic denouement to the investigation into the January attack on Sergei Filin.

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