If you run into someone who once lived in a communist country, and they currently live in the United States (or the West), they usually take a dim view of their prior situation. I’ve chatted with folks from the Soviet satellites on their old country and heard horror-story after horror-story on reality in these hell-holes. Milla Jovovich, the actress from Resident Evil and the Fifth Element, was born in Kiev (where I hear they have excellent chicken.) And she found a picture of herself as a little girl:
And her response to it was amusing. So depressing and communist, she tweeted.