Comrade Babunashvili

Author: Mariam Ugrekhelidze


Natia Babunashvili believes in communism. Over 25 years since the communist project of the USSR fell apart, the 40-year-old single mother of two supports the now-small Georgia’s Communist Party as she thinks it remains the only political party aiming for equality among its citizens, not leaving anyone behind. Unable to find a regular job, Natia struggles to support Tamuna, 13, and Giorgi, 9. Both children are active pioneers, an organization run by the Communist Party which mixes scouts-like activities with the communist ideology.