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
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flagAustria
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flagBelgium
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flagCanada
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flagSweden
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagRussia
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flagthe United States
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flagGermany
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flagFrance
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Gender

men41%
women43%
proof of tax payment
41%
44%
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
10%
9%
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
22%
24%
barber's payment
25%
22%

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