Bolshoi Dancer Retracts Confession In Acid Attack; Attacker Backs Him Up

Pavel Dmitrichenko, “accused of organising and paying for the acid attack that blinded the Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin, has denied orchestrating the assault, in an apparent retraction of a confession made earlier this year.” Yuri Zarutsky, who admits throwing the acid, “denied that either Dmitrichenko or Lipatov had anything to do with the crime, accusing detectives of fabricating the case against them.”