I just read about shibboleths and I was wondering: what are some Russian shibboleths used today or in the past?

A shibboleth is a phrase (or a custom/tradition) that is used to distinguish between groups of people, often depending on whether or not the speaker can properly pronounce the phrase.

Here is a list of examples: List of shibboleths

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    "Запомните, дети тарелька и вилька пишется без мягкого знака, а сол и фасол с мягким знаком запомните это дети, ибо понять этого не возможно!!!"
    – Alexander
    Mar 23, 2018 at 17:44
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    Just try to say 'Ы' :)
    – artptr
    Mar 23, 2018 at 19:46
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    The name of the city of Odessa is pronounced by the locals with a soft d. Mar 23, 2018 at 19:47
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    Пермь has a soft р when said by a local. Mar 23, 2018 at 19:49
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    @Alexander, no, outsiders say Пермь while insiders say Перьмь. Mar 23, 2018 at 21:52