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The Bolshoi Theater general director Anatoly Iksanov speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Iksanov has rejected criticism from an increasingly assertive principal dancer, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, who is openly aspiring to take his job. The two men have been locked in an increasingly ugly public battle since the Jan. 17 acid attack on Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)