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"My treatment is still going – both eyes are under observation, and from time to time with the agreement of [Bolshoi General Director] Vladimir Urin I will travel to Germany to continue treatment," he told Interfax after the gathering of the company on Tuesday. "I hope I will be released after a short period of observation. Furthermore, there will be periods when I will leave for longer periods – five or six days – when I need to undergo operations. There are several planned."
The Moscow Times
Reports of financial mismanagement have plagued the theater ever since it underwent a massive renovation, which was completed in 2011 at an estimated cost of $680 million to $1 billion or more. In June, police opened a new embezzlement investigation in connection with the reconstruction.
Blinking through dark glasses under the theatre's bright lights in the gold-encrusted main hall, the 42-year-old thanked his fans for their support. "I feel good and my condition is stable enough to be here at the opening of the season and to take on work," he said, his eyelids visibly swollen.