Raw Travel Ukraine

WELCOME

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Thank you for visiting RawTravelUkraine.com. My name is Robert G. Rose.

I've been an independent media entrepreneur for most of my career. My company, AIM TV Group, prides itself on creating "media that matters."

I began traveling several years ago, producing a blog about punk music worldwide and creating a record label from those travels. This eventually led me to produce Raw Travel TV, which is in its 11th season and has been the most-watched authentic travel show on U.S. commercial television for most of that time. Our mantra is "empathy = strength."

I've visited Ukraine five times, including two times after the full Russian invasion. My most recent visit was in the summer of 2023. I filmed "My Summer in Ukraine," a four-part documentary series that will debut on Raw Travel the weekend of April 27, 2024, through May 19, 2024.

The series will then be reformatted as a feature-length documentary film before making the film festival circuit.

I've also visited Russia (2010), Russian Occupied South Ossetia, Georgia (2019), and several post-Soviet states where I have many friends and relationships. These travels and relationships made me curious to learn more about Ukraine's unique history and geopolitical concerns surrounding Russia.

I am still learning, but every day is a massive undertaking of absorbing content from credible sources. I wish to share this knowledge to better inform others of the geopolitical, cultural, and historical issues surrounding Ukraine. Hence, this blog.


“My Summer in Ukraine” coming April and May 2024.

HOW TO HELP UKRAINE

This site was initially launched as a simple blog in early 2022 after the full-scale Russian invasion to raise funds for our friends and refugees in Ukraine.

The redesigned site you are browsing now is dedicated to supporting Ukraine by sharing research, resources, and various ways to support Ukraine, from monetary to volunteering and from military to political.

We've outlined four significant ways to take action, including DONATE (not just your money but your expertise or time or simple moral support), ADVOCATE (politically and on social media), EDUCATE yourself and others (recommend books, publications, movies, etc., that are vital tools to combatting Russian propaganda and disinformation) and HIRE (resources for hiring Ukrainian talent and companies)

Even after this horrific war, there will be much to do for years. From helping refugees to amputees and the wounded to the traumatized children and adults to the clean-up of mined territory and rebuilding of bombed buildings, schools, hospitals, and infrastructure, the list is long.

In other words, this site will grow and evolve over time as Ukraine's needs change, but we are here for the long haul.

Robert G. Rose with a young boy in Kherson, Ukraine
Robert G. Rose with a young patriot in Kerson, Ukraine.

UKRAINE CENTERED CONTENT

One primary goal is to amplify the efforts of the many people and grassroots organizations doing so much to help support Ukraine during this difficult time while educating and fighting back against Russian-sponsored disinformation and propaganda that has taken hold worldwide, but especially in the United States and infected our political discourse.

I invite you to check out the site's different content sections, including our VIDEOS channel, which will be updated with new relevant content frequently, along with some new interviews.

Please check out our Blog Section, where you can follow my blog posts and Guest Bloggers, U.S. Marine and Humanitarian Mark Cary and U.S. Expatriate humanitarian in Ukraine Joseph Nichols.

Their posts can offer essential historical records in almost real-time documentary evidence of the history of this most crucial issue of our time.

Along those lines, please visit our HALL OF FAME page, acknowledging just a few of the many people and organizations sacrificing so Ukraine can be free. It will be updated frequently.

Sadly, we find it necessary to host the HALL OF SHAME, which calls out the spineless, compromised, or confused individuals or organizations that, purposely or not, amplify Russian propaganda and lies or are helping Putin continue his campaign of murder in other ways.


BOOK A SPEAKER OR GUEST

If you need a speaker or presenter for your event or organization or need expertise for your media outlet, please check out our PRESS page.

I have been a featured speaker, panelist, and presenter at numerous conferences worldwide for years. And, of course, there are many other very qualified folks with their own unique perspectives.

For this reason or any other, please visit our CONTACT page to say hello.

Finally, please follow us on our social media channels with links at the bottom of the page and help us spread the word about this page by sharing it on your social media.

Together, Ukraine, freedom and democracy will prevail. Slava Ukraini!


Robert Rose being interviewed by a TV crew