I guess it;s like a kind of potato salad with peas and carrots, and sometimes beets, but heavy on the mayo.
We were talking with friends who had different ideas about the origin of this.
Some said it was not a russian dish at all (sort of like "french dressing" you get in american restaurants, with ketchup in it, which is not french).
Others said it was actually russian (the beets would make me think this) but of course in russia it is not called "russian salad" just as "french fries" are not called "french fries" in france.
Does anyone know if this is actually a russian salad?
Oh, yeah, and someone suggested that it's actually eaten in russia, but is called "italian salad"!