One of the most traditional Russian salads, it was originally created by the French Chef, M. Olivier, but claimed by the Russians as one of their dishes. It is certainly become a big part of the Russian life and everyone knows how delicious this salad can be. Ironically, there are many different recipes. You can choose to add meat to it or serve it meatless. This recipe uses boiled chicken but some people use bologna as well. This salad is delicious when served fresh but even better when it has been refrigerated for a few hours or even overnight.