Bolshoi Ballet director knows who acid attacker is 'in my heart'

By Elizabeth O'Laughlin,

Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet who was attacked with acid earlier this year, has been released from the Moscow hospital and knows “in my heart” the identity of his assailant.

Filin recounted the terrifying moment in an interview with the Rossiya 24 channel, as reported by The Telegraph.

“I turned to see a person in a hood two steps away from me, with only his eyes showing because of a balaclava or a scarf around his head. He was holding a glass jar and as I slipped he threw [its contents] up and into my hood I fell and began to wipe my face and eyes with handfuls of snow.”

When asked who he thinks was behind the attack, Filin responded "Every person has an organ called a heart, and my heart knows who did it, and in my soul I have an answer to that question."

CBS reports Filin is now headed to Germany for further rehabilitation, where detectives will visit him to continue the investigation.

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