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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flagSpain
76%
0%
17%
5%
17
flagAustria
70%
10%
20%
0%
10
flagRussia
55%
10%
0%
30%
20
flagthe Netherlands
52%
5%
21%
21%
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flagFrance
50%
0%
28%
21%
14
flagUkraine
50%
0%
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50%
10
flagthe United States
46%
8%
16%
25%
182
flagthe United Kingdom
46%
8%
17%
26%
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flagCanada
46%
6%
6%
40%
15
flagNorway
46%
7%
23%
23%
13
flagPoland
43%
9%
22%
23%
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flagGermany
42%
7%
22%
26%
102
flagItaly
38%
14%
23%
23%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
33%
9%
23%
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flagIndia
27%
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31%
27%
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Gender

men44%
women44%
proof of tax payment
44%
44%
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
9%
9%
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
21%
24%
barber's payment
23%
21%

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