To prove his ideas of light combined with gravity, Einstein wants to send a scientific team to Russia. The timing is bad, since World War I is about to happen. Besides, he is so occupied by this idea, that his relationship with Mileva reaches rock bottom.
P. 't Hart
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The train going to Crimea for the eclipse is traveling through snow when Germany declares war on Russia - all of which takes place in the summer of 1914. See more