I don't think they miss communism they miss those days, their youth.
Where life is circumscribed, paradoxically freedom flourishes. Saudi Arabia is a good example of that today. Also organised socialism with its clubs, associations, co-operatives fostered cameraderie. Then suddenly it was every man for himself.
The only good I can think of was order and respect for the law.
That hasn't much changed - if anything people are becoming less cynical.