The Bolshoi Ballet will be the subject of a government audit after January's acid attack on the company's artistic director, according to an Associated Press report.
The legendary dance company has been in the international spotlight after assailants threw acid in the face of artistic director Sergei Filin near his Moscow home.
Russia's audit agency said Thursday that the investigation had been planned in advance, according to the AP. It said the audit isn't linked to the accusations of financial abuse raised by Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko, who was arrested this month on charges of staging the attack on Filin.
However, the AP cited Russia's daily Izvestia, which said the auditors were specifically looking at Filin's spending decisions, including the distribution of grants between dancers.