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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flagLithuania
80%
0%
0%
20%
10
flagSpain
70%
0%
20%
8%
24
flagAustria
66%
8%
16%
8%
12
flagBelgium
64%
7%
21%
0%
14
flagRussia
54%
8%
8%
27%
37
flagSweden
54%
9%
18%
18%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
53%
8%
16%
22%
243
flagCanada
53%
3%
7%
30%
26
flagFrance
52%
0%
21%
21%
23
flagUkraine
50%
7%
0%
42%
14
flagthe Netherlands
48%
4%
20%
28%
25
flagthe United States
47%
8%
16%
26%
210
flagItaly
46%
13%
20%
20%
30
flagNorway
46%
7%
23%
23%
13
flagGermany
45%
5%
22%
25%
144
flagPoland
43%
9%
22%
24%
9253
flagRepublic of Ireland
33%
16%
20%
29%
24
flagIndia
26%
17%
30%
26%
23
flagUnknown
24%
15%
27%
32%
346

Gender

men37%
women43%
proof of tax payment
37%
43%
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
11%
9%
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
23%
23%
barber's payment
27%
22%

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