What was the Russian beard token used for?

proof of tax payment
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
barber's payment
In 1705, Emperor Peter I of Russia in­sti­tut­ed a beard tax to mod­ern­ize the society of Russia fol­low­ing European models. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a "beard token" with them all the time.

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proof of tax payment
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
barber's payment
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Gender

men37%
women44%
proof of tax payment
37%
44%
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
11%
9%
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
22%
23%
barber's payment
27%
22%

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