Everyone knows that albert Einstein is considered to be the most outstanding scientists of his era, but also one of the symbols of the XX century. The author of the theory of relativity not only made many scientific discoveries, but also had a voracious sexual appetite, which prevented him to be a faithful husband and his two spouses Mileva Maric and Elsa Einstein (Mileva Mariç y Elsa Einstein). He had intimate relations with many women, among whom was Margarita Konenkova, suspected of spying for the Soviet Union.
Seeing as in the early 1930-ies in Germany, spreading terror as Berlin increasingly rampant acquire units of the SA (paramilitary National socialist German workers ‘ party) under the leadership of one of the leaders of the national socialist Ernst röhm (Röhm, Ernst), a world-famous Jew, albert Einstein realized that the area is in great risk. Assessing the level of their safety and that of his wife, he decided to leave as soon as possible in the United States.
The wife of the sculptor
An outstanding scientist fled from the threats hovering over Europe in the era of the formation of Nazism, and settled in an intellectual environment where it was safe. He was appointed Professor of physics at Princeton University, where he worked in subsequent years.
Within the walls of this famous American University was an acquaintance of a brilliant physicist with Margarita Konenkova. And introduced them to her husband, a Soviet sculptor Sergei Konenkov, who came to Princeton to work on a bust of the legendary scientist. It was then that Einstein fell in love with the wife of the artist.
About the relationship Konenkova and Einstein became known from letters of the scientist on display at the Sotheby’s auction in 1998. The woman’s name also POPs up in the book by former KGB officer Pavel Sudoplatov, mentions the mistress of Einstein, which the author calls a Soviet intelligence agent operating in the United States.
The arms race
The tasks of the “spy” that was in close relations with the German physicist in 1945 and 1946, was the conquest of the confidence of the great scholars who lived in the US, including Robert Oppenheimer (Robert Oppenheimer) and the Einstein, to collect information about the US program to develop nuclear weapons.
And it was no accident. In 1939, an outstanding German physicist sent a letter to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Franklin Delano Roosevelt). In this letter, a brilliant scientist suggested the American President, steering the country in the era of the great depression, to urgently start implementing a nuclear program to prevent a hypothetical world threat that will occur if Nazi Germany would acquire a nuclear bomb before other countries.
In this situation, when the US population is beginning to realize the advantages of owning a weapon of such destructive power, the secret services of the USSR, of course, began to make every attempt to learn about the process of nuclear weapons development in other countries.
Therefore, although many have questioned the sudoplatova that Konenkov was an agent of Soviet intelligence, it is impossible to completely exclude this possibility.