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Bolshoi dancer charged but acid plot denied

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Russia on Thursday charged a leading Bolshoi dancer with grievous bodily harm after he admitted ordering an assault on the famed ballet troupe's chief while denying ever planning the use of acid. 

Pavel Dmitrichenko, a leading dancer at Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, attends a court hearing in Moscow on March 7, 2013. Russia on Thursday charged Dmitrichenkowith grievous bodily harm after he admitted ordering an assault on the famed ballet troupe's chief while denying ever planning the use of acid.

Russian police charged leading Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko, who had made a speciality of playing villains, and the suspected perpetrator and driver under a statute that risks seeing them jailed for up to 12 years.

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