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Bolshoi Dancer Ordered That Acid Attack for His Girlfriend

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, as Ivan the Terrible, right, and ballerina Anna Nikulina as Anastasia, wife of Ivan the Terrible perform at a dress rehearsal of Ivan the Terrible (Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible) in the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia. The Russian Interior Ministry says police are searching the home of a star of the Bolshoi Ballet, Pavel Dmitrichenko, known for his role as tsar Ivan the Terrible, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday March 5, 2013, in connection with the acid attack on the company's artistic director, and have detained another man on suspicion of carrying out the attack.

Earlier this week, Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was detained in connection to an acid attack on the ballet's artistic director, Sergei Filin. He's now pretty much confessed: "I organized the attack, but not to the extent of the damage that happened," he told a Russian news station. There's also another ballerina involved. Investigators believe Dmitrichenko ordered the attack because his girlfriend, Bolshoi soloist Anzhelina Vorontsova, was denied certain roles by Filin. So Black Swan was a documentary, basically.

Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/Corbis