Solyanka is a thick Russian soup made with surprising ingredients- pickles and olives! Soups are a mainstay in Russian cuisine, and Solyanka is one that is popular in most of the country as well as in Ukraine.
There are many different recipes for Solyanka, but they all have potatoes and pickles. Most have sausage and other meat, as well as cabbage, carrots and other available vegetables. Some add olives, others add fish or dill.