Vladimir Putin
  • In this photo made Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 Bolshoi ballet dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze, center, holds a rehearsal in the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia. Pavel Dmitrichenko, a Russian ballet star who most recently played the title role in "Ivan the Terrible" at the famed Bolshoi Theater has confessed that he organized the acid attack on the theater's ballet chief, Sergei Filin, Moscow police said Wednesday March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Control over the storied Bolshoi has gone into overdrive since the January acid attack on the artistic director that exposed rivalries.

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