The Russian Embassy in Macedonia “warned” the country that during the New Year holidays, they will be under increased “Russian influence”, jokingly alluding to the “Russian salad” as the traditional dish which is served at all tables for the New Year’s holidays.
“Attention! In the coming days, a significant increase in #Russianinfluence in the entire territory of Macedonia and beyond will be forecast. # RussianSalata “, wrote on Twitter the Russian Embassy in Macedonia.
— Посольство России МК (@Russian_Emb_MKD) December 28, 2017
In the comments under the original tweet, the Russian Embassy explains that Russian salad came to this region about a century ago, probably along with the first Russian settlers around 1920.