Resetting relations – comments of Russia.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov had a dinner in Geneva and then parted in a good mood. This was the first step in the serious preparations for the first meeting between President Dmitry Medvedev and his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, which will take place during the G20 summit […]

Iran missile, nuclear threat ‘real, dangerous’ !

Russia and the West would be making a big mistake if they ignored or underestimated the potential missile and nuclear threat coming from Iran, a Russian military expert said on Thursday. “Iran is actively working on a missile development program. I won’t say the Iranians will be able to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles in the […]

Teen in Germany.

State officials say police have slain a 17-year-old gunman who killed 15 people in a school shooting in southwestern Germany.Baden Wuerttemburg governor Guenther Oettinger says police shot the suspect

France to open new military base.

France plans to open a military base in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on May 27, a leading French newspaper reported on Thursday. According to Le Monde, the United Arab Emirates has long been in favor of a French base on its territory. However, former President Jacques Chirac’s presidential administration was […]

NASA and International Space Station

The U.S. space agency NASA has tentatively moved the launch date of shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS) to March 11. The previously announced date was March 12, following five delays caused by concerns over the safety of three valves that control the pressure in the shuttle’s fuel tanks. NASA said its experts […]

If Rihanna is pregnant.

Rihanna thinks she’s pregnant with Chris Brown’s baby, it has been claimed. The 21-year-old singer had already told Brown that she might be expecting his child prior to their alleged altercation earlier this month. And friends of the Umbrella singer fear the pregnancy news may be what triggered Brown’s violent rage, which left Rihanna with […]

Lawsuit.

A Russian businessman has filed a lawsuit with the Moscow Arbitration Court accusing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of failing to act properly, a leading Russian business daily . Kommersant wrote that the lawsuit filed by the businessman from the city of Buguruslan in the Orenburg Region, the Volga Federal District, was against Putin not as […]

Patriot missiles in Poland.

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on Wednesday that a battery of U.S.-manned Patriot systems would be placed in Poland regardless of the prospects for the deployment of a U.S. missile defense base in the country. “It is another reason for us not to return to the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty [CFE],” said Vladimir […]

Brazilian carnival in Moscow.( Maslenitsa)

Moscow once again became the heart of the celebrations. A fair where everyone can taste pancakes, honey and hot drinks based on the traditional Russian recipes has opened in the citys center, just meters away from the Red Square. Russians start to enjoy a week-long pancake fest, or Maslenitsa, which comes before Lent and marks […]

Russia bans selling alcoholic drinks to those under 21.

    Federal service on surveillance in healthcare and social development of Russian Federation is going to take steps aimed at reducing the consumption of alcoholic drinks by citizens. Intentions, developed by the agency were discussed at the round table session “Priorities of the government policy on alcoholic drinks” in the Council of Federation. According […]

About Melo-M

Melo-M is a Latvian instrumental cello rock trio consisting of three classically trained cellists: Kārlis Auzāns, Valters Pūce, and Antons Trocjuks. They are cool whether they are being used to play the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Vasks or any other composer dead or living. And they’re also cool when used in nontraditional ways, such as […]