AFP story with latest, including 'naming names' of people within the Bolshoi known to have ongoing disagreements to Filin.http://nz.sports.yah...-085440748.html
As cited in the above report, Filin was interviewed by Russian TV shortly after undergoing initial surgery today. I saw this interview on Al Jazeera
TV a few minutes ago. While I do not have a clip -- it may surface on YouTube soon -- I can say that SF was sitting, with an red sweater, this entire face wrapped in white bandages, except for openings for mouth and eyes, which (of course) seemed opaque. He described that he could see the eyes of the assailant, etc, etc.
The Al Jazeera
report also included clips of the Bolshoi's GD, Iksanov, doing all but naming 'the monster' within the Bolshoi who contracted the acid throwing. In other words, police are already focusing on a specific individual but, of course, will not name the name yet.
Among the dancers speaking in the Al Jazeera
piece, all teary eyed, were Zakharova, Meskova and Tikhomirova.
Ironically, today (Jan 18) marks the 188th anniversary of the Bolshoi Theater.
p.s. - This France24 report mentions Filin's post-operation interview and even offers a few quotes:http://www.france24....hit-acid-attack