Bolshoi ballet dancer Dmitrichenko will not appeal arrest

Pavel Dmitrichenko, a leading soloist with the Bolshoi Theater ballet company who is suspected of organizing an acid attack on Bolshoi Ballet Director Sergei Filin, is not planning to appeal his arrest.

"No, I won't," Dmitrichenko said when asked by journalists whether he would appeal his arrest sanctioned earlier by Moscow's Tagansky Court.

"I understand that the court could not have made a different decision," he said.

In reply to numerous requests by journalists that he present his version of what he sees as improprieties at the Bolshoi Theater, Dmitrichenko said, "I think you'll learn everything soon."

Dmitrichenko said that, even if he cannot say himself what he wishes to say from prison, he will do so through his representatives.

Asked to comment on media reports alleging that the crime against Filin could have been committed because of Dmitrichenko's partner Anzhelina Vorontsova, also a dancer at Bolshoi, Dmitrichenko said, "The Bolshoi Theater wants to present the case this way so as to remove Tsiskaridze [Nikolai Tsiskaridze, the Bolshoi principal and choreographer] and scramble your brains."

Immediately after Dmitrichenko's arrest was sanctioned by the court, he was to be taken to police to be officially indicted, a law enforcement source told Interfax.

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