Outbreak of mass poisoning at the Mariinsky

Outbreak of mass poisoning at the Mariinsky


norman lebrecht

May 23, 2018

More than a dozen artists and staff have been taken to hospital in St Petersburg with abdominal pain and nausea during rehearsals for the White Nights Festival.

Not Novichok, we’re assured.

More like food hygiene.

Report here.


  • AKP says:

    Norman – have you ever thought about applying to be a headline writer at The Sun? You would fit right in.

  • The View from America says:

    Finally we have a report from Russia about people suffering from “illness” that is actually the truth …

  • Sue says:

    Honestly, living in Russia right now would be enough to make anybody sick. And it would last more than a night.

  • Alexander says:

    … apparently the hand of London to retaliate Salisbury … eek