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Russian Conductor In Thai Court On Child Sex Charge


Mikhail Pletnev

Mikhail Pletnev

Russian conductor and pianist Mikhail Pletnev has appeared in a court in Thailand where he has been charged with raping a teenage boy.

Pletnev -- artistic director of the Russian National Orchestra -- returned to Thailand over the weekend after being allowed to leave the country temporarily to attend a music festival in Macedonia.

Pletnev denies the charge.

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