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US-RUSSIA-BOLSHOI:Dancer accused in Bolshoi attack says did not intend to use acid
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Bolshoi Ballet dancer accused of organizing an attack that nearly blinded the Russian theatre's artistic director said in court on Thursday that he did not intend for the victim to be splashed with acid.
Pavel Dmitrichenko said he had agreed when the alleged accomplice accused of carrying out the January 17 attack on Sergei Filin suggested hitting him the head, but did not tell him to throw acid in Filin's face.
(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Gabriela Baczynska, John Stonestreet)