Is there really a Russian myth about Solenya, the pickle man?
Dude Changed status to publish February 9, 2022
While pickles are a part of Russian cuisine, there’s no such myth. The story you’re recalling was probably from the American program “Rick and Morty,” in which Rick tells his grandson that there are creatures made out of pickle guts who live under Russians’ beds to eat them while they sleep. But these monsters aren’t real, nor is anything about them related to Russia. Believe it or not, the origins of this meme was actually in the very old 1944 film “The Great Dictator” featuring Charlie Chaplin!