In the spring of 1929, M. invited A.A. Nevsky to work on the guidelines for studying everyday Orthodoxy. Such training manuals were necessary, first of all, for local historians and provincial researchers who do not have a special ethnographic education. L.Ya. Sternberg wrote similar manuals (programs for collecting ethnographic data) for students of the Higher Geographical Courses who were leaving for holidays from St. Petersburg to provincial cities and countryside. Work on methodological guidelines for studying everyday Orthodoxy was completed at the end of June, 1929. In 1930, the manual was published under two names – the teacher and his disciple – in the form of a brochure entitled ‘A Program for Studying Everyday Orthodoxy’ under the supervision of the Central Bureau of Regional Studies. In 1994, the Ethnographic Review Magazine (Etnograficheskoe obozrenie) published ‘A Program for Collecting Materials on Religious Beliefs, Cult, and Everyday Islam’, compiled by M. in 1935, already in prison – i.e. in a GULAG camp in Uzbekistan. Even there, he hoped for a permission from the camp authorities to talk with other prisoners and to collect folklore materials, to find a lot of interesting and new information on the anthropology of religion (See: N.M. Matorin. A Program for Collecting Ethnographic and Folklore Materials. Publ. A. M. Reshetov // Etnograficheskoe obozrenie, 1994, Iss. 3. P. 155-159). In 2012, the St. Petersburg Branch of the Archive of the Russian Ac. of Sc. published the first version of the methodological manual "Program for the study of everyday Orthodoxy" was discovered under the title ‘A Program for Studying Orthodox Paganism’ (religious syncretism of the peoples of the U.S.S.R. who adopted Orthodoxy ‘double faith’) dated June 27, 1929. (See: Shakhnovich M.M., Chumakova T.V. Ideology and Science: The Study of Religion in the Era of the Cultural Revolution in the U.S.S.R. St. Petersburg: Nauka, 2016. P. 253-272).