Filin's 2nd Eye Operation Successful

Jan 22, 2013 — 23:00

Ophthalmologists on Wednesday successfully performed a second operation on Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi Theater's art director who recently suffered an acid attack, Interfax reported.

Russia's main ophthalmologist took part in the operation, an innovative procedure that involved the application of embryonic cells, the report said.

The ballet director is currently in stable condition, and doctors say the results of his treatment so far are encouraging.

Doctors say Filin will need about six months to fully recover. He received third-degree burns to his face and eyes on Jan. 18 when an unknown assailant threw acid in his face.

In an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda on Tuesday, Filin said he blamed himself for thoughtlessness after turning down the theater's offer to provide him with guards and an escort after he repeatedly received threats. He said he should have gone to the media sooner to provide a full account of the threats.

The theater has found a temporary replacement to cover his position while he recovers.

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Anton Baronin and Vadim Eilenkrig

Two of Russia's leading jazzmen present their first joint album “Point Of View” in the Chamber Hall at Dom Muzyki.

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Two of Russia's leading jazzmen, pianist Anton Baronin and trumpeter Vadim Eilenkrig, will present their first joint album “Point Of View” in the Chamber Hall at Dom Muzyki. The album includes Russian classical music, jazz standards, Russian folk music and some tracks from celebrated Soviet movies. The Baronin-Eilenkrig duo is one of the most highly-rated on the Russian jazz scene. Before launching their solo careers, the musicians worked together closely as part of the Igor Butman Moscow Jazz Orchestra for 10 years. Read more

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