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
Did You Know?
WW1 started in late summer 1914 and the total eclipse was August 21, 1914. There would not have been 2 feet of snow in Eastern Europe in late summer. See more