Pavel Dmitrichenko gets six years.
Moscow's Meshchansky Court has sentenced Bolshoi Theatre ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko to six years in prison for organizing an attack on Bolshoi choreographer, Sergei Filin.
Dmitrichenko will serve his term in a high-security prison. Driver Andrei Lipatov, charged with complicity in the attack, will spend four years in a high-security prison. Yury Zarutsky, who actually attacked Filin with acid, will go to a high-security prison for ten years, according to the sentence, read out by Judge Yelena Maximova.
Lawyers said they would appeal.
In his testimony, Filin called Dmitrichenko a volatile and threatening employee who was always stirring up trouble, but stopped short of accusing him of plotting the attack.
The dancer pleaded not guilty but has admitted "moral responsibility" because he spoke badly of Mr Filin in front of Zarutsky. Dmitrichenko had claimed he was passed over for the best parts in the theatre.
"I didn't know about what was going to happen to you," Dmitrichenko told Mr Filin during a court session in November. "I still don't relieve myself of moral responsibility."