Prohibition to shave his beard went not with Ivan the Terrible in Russia.Beard worn in ancient Russia, almost all adult males, it was considered a symbol of courage, wisdom and strength.And so take care of it very carefully, because it is not well-groomed beard, he pointed to the inferior man.
And after the baptism of Rus in the church wearing a beard indicated.It was considered a sin to be without a beard adult men.And the first in Russia, the prince who is approved by law the wearing of fords was Yaroslav the Wise.He introduced a fine for damage to his beard.And then too, and Ivan the Terrible continued the tradition of the church wearing a beard for men, as it was very religious.
Strange statement, the ancestors of Belarusians and Ukrainians shaved their beards shaved not only the priests, in the other it was not popular. - More than a year ago in southern Russia and was called beardless Khokhlov, they still had a forelock on the head, but they called the Northern Rus Katsap from words yak DAC, ie,goat, and it was led.All these traditions were more than his reasons, simply climatic conditions have contributed to Russia have a beard or not.In northern Russia a cold and beard protected the face from the cold, and in the south - hot, so they did not wear a beard, and came up with a forelock on the head. - More than a year ago 24 December 2016