Olivje is one such dish that has spread internationally, and chances are you’ve tried a version in your home country. However, the Russian version is fresher and crispier as it is less mayonaise-heavy. This could be because of the use of fresh cucumber or maybe crunchy Russian pickles, even though the base of the dish is still the same. In Moscow, however, it’s known as Olivje salad, named after the chef Lucien Olivier who created the around the mid-1800s, though it has varied a lot through that time.