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%
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14%
9%
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flagAustria
66%
8%
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8%
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flagBelgium
63%
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flagRussia
52%
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flagthe Netherlands
52%
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flagFrance
52%
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21%
21%
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flagthe United Kingdom
51%
9%
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flagSweden
50%
10%
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flagUkraine
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flagthe United States
48%
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15%
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flagGermany
46%
6%
20%
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flagNorway
46%
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flagPoland
44%
9%
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flagCanada
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flagItaly
39%
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26%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagUnknown
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flagIndia
27%
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Gender

men45%
women44%
proof of tax payment
45%
44%
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
9%
9%
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
21%
24%
barber's payment
23%
21%

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