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the jewel of Theatre Square  

the jewel of Theatre Square
 

A long-time symbol of Russian excellence, and one of the treasures of all world culture, the Bolshoi Theatre has been much in the news recently due to a horrific acid attack on the artistic director of its ballet, Sergei Filin.  It’s the latest in a series of crises that have shaken the legendary house, and led some to question its future.  But, as I had occasion to tell Nightline several years ago, the Bolshoi is tied up with Russia’s self-identity in an intricate, perhaps inimitable, way, and all people of good will must hope that it can find moral and artistic renewal in the months and years ahead.