Moscow court
  • Anatoly Iksanov made the statement after 300 Bolshoi employees issued an open letter defending a leading dancer suspected of involvement in an acid attack.

    Pavel Dmitrichenko, foreground, is escorted out of a courtroom in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The star dancer accused of masterminding the attack on the Bolshoi ballet chief acknowledged Thursday that he gave the go-ahead for the attack, but told a Moscow court that he did not order anyone to throw acid on the artistic director's face. The judge, however, refused to release Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko on bail and ordered him held until at least Apr. 18 while the investigation continue
    LAST UPDATE : Mar 12, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT