Obituary: Alexei Kondratiev

Fan and Celtic scholar Alexei Kondratiev (b.1949) died of an heart attack on May 27. Kondratiev, who was fluent in all six Celtic language, was instrumental in the Celtic Reconstructionist movement and a strong defender of Celtic language and culture. His books included The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual, Learning the Celtic Languages: A Resource Guide for the Student of Irish, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Breton, Manx, or Cornish, and the comic Vidorix the Druid.