January 30, 2013
Nikolai Tsiskaridze, 39, "last year lashed out at the Bolshoi's leadership for not giving him enough lead roles and has also been openly jockeying for the position of the theatre's general director. ... [Current] Bolshoi general director Anatoly Iksanov told Investia that while he hoped 'Tsiskaridze would not stoop so low he was the one who created this unhealthy atmosphere at the theatre'."
Agence France-Presse 01/26/13
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