From Russia with mayo: the story of a Soviet super-salad

Russian salads, among which the Olivier is king, are not the leafy green creations the name evokes elsewhere. Typically rich in mayonnaise, root vegetables and some sort of protein, they hold their own as a main course and deliver the calories necessary to withstand a Russian winter.Ironically for a dish that became a favourite of the Soviet people, the Olivier started out as a delicacy reserved for the elite.