Bolshoi artistic director injured in acid attack

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Russian police say the artistic director at the legendary Bolshoi Theater has been attacked with acid in Moscow.

Moscow police say Sergei Filin was attacked Thursday night by a man who splashed acid onto his face as the 43-year-old former dancer came out of his car outside his home in central Moscow.

The theater's press office told Russian television that the director may lose his eyesight.

A Bolshoi spokeswoman said that Filin had received threats before and that they suspect that he may have been caught in the middle of infighting between different groups of dancers and managers at the theater.