Updated July 13, 2013Classic Russian Kotleti are a lot like meatballs, just flavored and formed a bit differently. Kotleti to kids in Russia, are like chicken nuggets to kids in US. Anytime we come across a Russian cafe, we always end up ordering kotleti. Some of the best ones I’ve tried were at Brighton Beach, New York. These kotleti are moist, flavored perfectly, using a few, simple ingredients.