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Biography of Gleb Nikolaevich Zekulin

Gleb Nikolaevich Zekulin was given a full-time appointment as Tutor in the Russian Department of the University of Glasgow in 1956, replacing Professor Frank Borras.

Gleb was born in Czechoslovakia in 1922. He spent part of the War as a forced labourer in Germany and returned to Prague once the War was over, studying at the School of Economics of the Prague Polytechnical Institute.

After a brief imprisonment at the hands of the Communists in 1948 he escaped with his family to Austria, and then to Britain. He found a position in Russian at Liverpool University before his appointment at Glasgow. He then taught in the United States and the family emigrated to Canada in 1963. In 1978 he was appointed Full Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto and retired in 1987.


Gleb Nikolaevich Zekulin
Born 1922.
Died 2004.
GU Degree:
University Link: Staff
Occupation categories: tutor
English snippet: Gleb Nikolaevich Zekulin was Tutor in the Russian Department of the University of Glasgow in 1956.
Record last updated: 12th Feb 2013

Country Associations

Czech Republic Czech Republic, Prague
Place of Birth

Canada Canada, No Region
Place of Death

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

United States United States, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Staff