Asked about his condition, Mr Filin said: "I won't hide it: this is, of course, very hard for me, very difficult. Every morning when I wake up I tell myself: Sergei, you are healthy, everything is in its place – arms, legs."
The former dancer, who appeared to be in some discomfort as he spoke, added that he would do "everything possible so that I become once again the Sergei that I was before."
Police plan to use a polygraph when interrogating witnesses in investigating the acid attack on Bolshoi Theater artistic director Sergei Filin, a spokesman of the Interior Ministry told RIA Novosti on Monday.
After several operations, doctors have managed to save Filin’s eyesight, the Interfax news service reported, citing the country’s chief ophthalmologist, Vladimir Neroyev. The Bolshoi artistic director can see well for a person who has undergone such a trauma, Neroyev said, according to Interfax.