Ms Brown's conjectures about Tsiskaridze in an earlier blog piece are outrageous:http://www.ismeneb.com/ismeneb.com/Blog ... ttack.html
Basically because Pavel Dmitrichenko's girlfriend is a pupil of Tsiskaridze's she makes the assumption that he ordered Pavel D. to arrange the attack, as warped an interpretation of the facts as you are likely to read.
The pair took their fury to their mentor, the controversial Nikolai Tsiskaridze - where it is said he made a pointed remark about Filin and mirrors, which may well be decoded for hidden messages for almost as long as history has attempted to decode Henry II’s legendary non-instruction about Thomas à Beckett.
Well, Pavel D. will get his day in court and more of the Bolshoi's dirty linen will be on show. I must say that I was shocked to hear that he accuses Filin of taking back-handers, I could name a couple of AD's that are guilty of that but I hadn't heard even a rumour accusing Filin of such a thing.
Pavel D's girlfriend is being tainted by association in all this and this quote attributed to Marina Kondratieva is beyond belief:
“As for Angelina Vorontsova, she is a capable young girl. But she's put on weight and she’s just not the right shape for the roles she aimed for. How could Filin fast-track her? Tsiskaridze worked with her and coached her, but she is basically too fat," Marina Viktorovna told Izvestia.
Here is what Vorontsova looks like http://static.iltalehti.fi/ulkomaat/16758055_ul.jpg
And here is Kondratieva http://www.bolshoi.ru/r/71A578B9-A97D-4 ... ora-bg.jpg
I don't see an awful lot of difference size-wise.
This is such a dreadful business and a tragedy for everyone involved.