On Tuesday, January 22, the statement by Sergei Filin, the artistic director of GAPT’s ballet about the attack that was committed on him on January 17, caused a great resonance.
He stated that the crime was committed because of his professional activities. The fact that Sergei Filin was threatened because of his work, he had previously reported to the General Director of the Bolshoi Theater Anatoly Iksanov. Now the victim declares his "frivolous" behavior. According to Filin, it was necessary to earlier tell about the threats against journalists.