Chop prunes into 1/4" pieces (about the size of small raisins).
In a bowl combine grated beets, chopped pecans, chopped prunes, pressed garlic and mayo.
Season to taste with salt and serve.
Salad will last in the fridge for 3-4 days.
* I love using Pecans in my cooking and baking, they are crunchy and buttery and have sweet and mild taste. But they aren't actually popular in Russia. At least they weren't when I lived there. Walnuts were the traditional nut used in many dishes. So, feel free to use traditional walnuts in this recipe.** I wrote about my guilty ingredient - mayo - almost a year ago. If you'd like to make this salad a little bit more healthy, then you can use Greek yogurt in place of mayo, but to be honest, two tablespoons aren't that indulgent and they taste so very good in this salad. You can also make this recipe vegan by using Vegan Mayo.