MOSCOW-A Bolshoi ballet dancer who masterminded an acid attack on the troupe's artistic director has been released on parole after three years behind bars, his lawyer has said. Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko, who was sentenced to six years in prison in 2013 for orchestrating the attack on artistic director Sergei Filin, has been granted parole and is already "back at home in Moscow," his lawyer Sergei Kadyrov told TASS news agency. Kadyrov did not specify when his client, who had been serving his sentence in a prison camp in the central Ryazan region, was released.

"Thank you to all those who supported me," Dmitrichenko wrote on his Facebook page. "The truth has prevailed over falsehood."