ITA. He will sue just as Anastacia Volochkova sued (and won) in the Russian courts. Agreed that the lawsuits will get him plenty of PR, which will up his appearance fees to appear at other Russian companies (Kazan, etc) and around the world (ENB is big on stunt casting, and the Japanese love the name-brand Russian-trained dancers). Indeed he'll probably make far more money in the next 2-3 years while the labor dispute winds through the courts, and dance more often, in more interesting places, than if he had stayed at the Bolshoi. Remember that the Bolshoi has started to restrict more dancers from guesting abroad, because Sergei Filin wants them to appear on their own refurbished stage.The times when it's not he end of it is when a dancer decides to sue, which is expected in this case, since Tsiskaridze has another lawsuit against mangement. If he wins that suit, it most likely add strength to claims of wrongful termination, or whatever the principle is.
In an American co. when a dancer's contract is up it is up. If either the dancer or the co. chose not to renew it that is the end of it. (Despite public outcry. See NYCB, MCB, Cunningham) Does anyone know if this is different at the Bolshoi?
Suing will not hurt his career. I'm sure there are plenty of companies with whom he could guest or even join and projects he in which he could paricipate or produce.
I wonder what his sponsor - the billionaire (I've forgotten his name) - will do in reaction (besides pay for the lawyers)?