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Sergei Filin Attacked


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#541 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

And this report showed up on CNN today, though I'm not sure it adds anything. However the reporter does briefly speak to Tsiskaridze.

http://www.cnn.com/2...?iref=allsearch

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

Mme Hermine asked:
"Help from a translator on this short report?"

That short report had nothing to do with the topic discussed. It was about the arrests of a corrupt customs official and a prosecutor who played dishonest tricks with the jewellery factory.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

okay, thanks, never mind that one! :0

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:27 AM

Here's a link to an interview in Izvestia with Filin's lawyer. From what I can tell from the Google translation, the news she gives about his sight is very discouraging. She says that right now he can't see out of either eye. :( That's very upsetting if it's true and also confusing, since in previous reports his doctors have said that he has some vision in his left eye and that they were hopeful that enough vision could be restored for him to live a normal life.

http://izvestia.ru/news/548951

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:53 AM

Earlier this week Pavel Dmitrichenko was refused bail. http://www.dailymail...s-bid-bail.html

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:54 AM

It would be good to be cautious though, even if they have papers that say such a thing, we don't know when they were dated, etc., any number of situations could alter the meaning of that.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

This is such a shocking (at least to me) change from the optimistic tone of Filin's previous health updates. From what his lawyer has said it sounds like his condition has changed for the worse and he's now completely blind. I wish one of his doctors would give an interview or at least issue some kind of statement as to what is going on with Sergei's health.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

If living in such a nightmare is needed in order to be part of that institution, then whoever can go on carrying such weight is certainly a champion. If I was a dancer today I wouldn't have any desire whatsoever to belong to such environment. This is a barbaric thing that ought to be watched from far away distance and never dare to be part of. Fair or not, when I see the company in London, I will be thinking..."so this is the troupe in which all that was generated...". Horrible, barbaric, almost unreal...

Get out of there, Hallberg...

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:51 AM

If living in such a nightmare is needed in order to be part of that institution, then whoever can go on carrying such weight is certainly a champion. If I was a dancer today I wouldn't have any desire whatsoever to belong to such environment. This is a barbaric thing that ought to be watched from far away distance and never dare to be part of. Fair or not, when I see the company in London, I will be thinking..."so this is the troupe in which all that was generated...". Horrible, barbaric, almost unreal...

Get out of there, Hallberg...


So well said, Cristian. What's happened at the Bolshoi is so monstrous and mindboggling. I still can't wrap my head around it.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

The latest: Pronin, the Bolshoi's Company Manager, who has also replaced Dmitrienko as head union rep during Dmitrienko's incarceration, has been dismissed by the Bolshoi:

http://www.ismeneb.c...ny_manager.html

Ismene Brown's commentary is on top, followed by a translation of an article in Izvetsia.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

My understanding was that Pronin himself turned down the acting director job, arguing that it should be filled by someone of greater artistic stature. Perhaps he should have taken it.
http://izvestia.ru/news/543379

I guess the next investigation will be to find out what went wrong in the once-close relationship between Filin and Pronin.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:34 PM

What I don't understand is this:

"The third paragraph of Article 39 of the Labour Code states that a person authorided to negotiate with the administration cannot be dismissed by the employer. There is an exception if he has committed any offence for which the law provides for his dismissal," chief legal officer of the Theatre Performers Union Nikolai Zhukov told Izvestia.


I thought Pronin had to be replaced as union representative anyway, because it was a conflict of interest to be in management and the union representative, and his appointment was supposed to be temporary. it would seem that with him no longer Company Manager, there would no longer be a conflict of interest.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

Johan Kobborg tweeted:

Management beauty, or sign what really matters to Russian theatre, when last night during reception, Filin calls to congratulate Svetlana.


I'm assuming this was Svetlana Zakharova:

https://www.facebook...07394082&type=1

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:56 PM

From what I can tell with the somewhat dubious aid of Google translation, if it's decided that Filin's injuries aren't serious enough there will a lesser sentence for Dmitrichenko and his cohorts - assuming they're even convicted in the first place. Apparently in Russia throwing acid in someone's face isn't enough of a serious crime to merit a stiff jail sentence if the victim isn't considered to have suffered enough harm.



http://izvestia.ru/news/549367

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

Here's another article that shows photos of the extent of Filin's burns and what was done to heal his skin. I think it's ironic that because they were able to do such an amazing job restoring his face people have been questioning the severity of his injuries.

http://lifenews.ru/news/113186

While I'm glad they were able to save him from disfigurement, I wish they could be as successful in restoring at least some of his vision.






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