Pickles

Pickled cucumbers have been known in Russian for centuries. Since it is quite commonly grown culture, lot of recipes how to pickle cucumbers appeared.
There is century old tradition in Russian to eat pickles as a "chaser" after drinking vodka, another tradition -  to have them with potatoes.
While touring around Moscow with a Moscow tour guide, try one of the most famous cold appetizers in a local restaurant. If you liked them, here is a simple recipe which can help you prepare pickles on your own.
Please note there a huge varieties of recipes, below is one of them.

Ingredients:

Cucumbers
Garlic
Horseradish ( roots and leaves)
Hot red pepper
Salt -2 tablespoonfulls per 1 liter of water

Directions:

Wash cucumbers and pour cold water, leave them for 2 hours. Thanks to the they will remain crispy. While cucumbers are in water, we prepare spices. Shell garlic, cut into small pieces red pepper, clean horseradish root and also cut it. Put spices at the bottom of the saucepan and the cucumbers, then spices again and so on in layers.  Prepare the brine – 2 tablespoonfuls for a liter of water. Make as much as to cover the cucumbers in the saucepan. Put horseradish leaves on top. Pickles will be ready in 24 hours if you pour hot brine and in 3 days if you make with cold water. Bon Appétit!!!