What Russian doesn't know this salad? It is one of the popular salads, which is present in almost every Christmas table. It is believed that the recipe for herring under a fur coat borrowed Russian cuisine from Jewish. Urban legend, however, tells the story about the invention of herring under a fur coat in 1918 — so that herring symbolized the proletariat, while the vegetable layer - the peasantry. The salad "Herring under a fur coat" has its own, very interesting story.