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Bolshoi ballet chief convalesces after acid attack

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The Bolshoi ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin was convalescing in Moscow on Saturday following an acid attack to his face, but doctors said they need at least a week to know how much vision he will retain. 

Bolshoi ballet dancer Sergei Filin rehearses a role in 'Swan Lake' in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on 28 February 2001. The Bolshoi ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin was convalescing in Moscow on Saturday following a horrific acid attack, but doctors said they would need at least a week to know how much vision he will retain.

A masked man cornered Filin near his house late Thursday and threw acid on his face. Following emergency surgery on his eyes, the former dancer was taken out of intensive care and was in stable condition in a regular hospital room, Alexander Mitichkin, the head doctor at Moscow's Clinic 36 told Russian news agencies Saturday.

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