My family is from Kazakhstan, they moved here to the US in 1999, post collapse. We aren't Kazakhs we are actually Armenians, and from what I understand a marginalized group in the country. My family will constantly speak very well of the Soviet Union and socialism, but they had almost zero understanding of how it works, in fact my mother was speaking about how under Kunaev, small private businesses would pop up and how much better they were than the government markets.
The Central Asian region is super reactionary area, and speaking well of the previous government is very discouraged, because "hey guys we have capitalism and democracy now!!!!!1111!11!!11"
The youth, in my opinion, are very directionless, they obviously cannot support a country they never lived in or lived in for like one year, but they also do not seem to want to make a difference, but maybe that is just my extended family or something.
TL:DR - People have been heavily indoctrinated to hate Socialism and the previous system, but once you ask about their childhoods it is nothing but good times.