New research adds weight to the idea that people became less hairy via sexual selection, with results suggesting women with higher levels of disgust prefer clean-shaven men.
Metropolitan Kornily, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Old Believer Church, told a Russian media outlet that "God created everyone with a beard."
Overall, men sporting heavy stubble were considered to be the hottest among women.
Tajik police also prevented 1,700 from wearing headscarves in a battle against radical Islam.
There are 18 categories, ranging from delicate mustache to "full beard freestyle."