Charles Maynes

Charles Maynes

Charles is a reporter and producer based in Moscow.

Recent Stories


A guide to Russian ‘demotivator’ memes

Long before Russia ever launched social media campaigns in the US, Kremlin-backed trolling was alive and well at home. In this online underworld of paid seeders, twitterati and trolls, “demotivators” — Russian internet picture memes — play a special bottom-feeder role.

Global Politics

Moscow wags the dog on Manafort

Allegations of Russian meddling in the elections were “laughable, unqualified, groundless and unsubstantiated” said Peskov, in a call to reporters. Rather than Russia, he added, the indictments proved “other countries” were involved.