In June 2014 the General Director and the founder of the International magazine of culture and business “Golden Plaza” Rashid Adamovich Erkenov celebrated his 50th birthday. This event was also celebrated by the creative team of the magazine, and by colleagues-writers and like-minded persons in many regions of Russia and abroad. But the specific nature and intensive schedule of our director's work meant he was forced to divide his birthday itself between Moscow and the Caucasus.
And this is no surprise because Rashid Adamovich is a well-known figure to an international audience due to the magazine “Golden Plaza”, which has now been running for three years and has already become popular. Rashid worked for over 20 years before publishing this magazine. But if we look closely at his creative development, bearing in mind that childhood, adolescence and youth are the precursors of adulthood, we see that the magazine is a realization of ideas which Rashid has been developing over half a century, since his very childhood.
The ideas of justice, internationalism, peacefulness, and progressive development of humanity in all aspects of a person's, family's and society's activity have been part of Rashid's flesh and bones since childhood. Rashid grew up in a large friendly family, with eight siblings.
Closest and most dear to him of all is his mother, Supiyat Ilyasovna, who seemed never to sleep: an angel, rather than a mere mortal. Thanks to her tireless industry the home was always warm, cozy, and filled with a smell of freshly baked bread.
His father – Adam Alievich Erkenov, whose youth fell in the years of the Great Patriotic War, went to the war as an 18-year old volunteer. He spent five years in the war and, after coming back to native place, found out that his family had been deported to Central Asia. He spent three months searching for his relatives and close ones in this distant land. Later followed the long-awaited reinstatement of justice, with his return to the historical Homeland, and his joy at meeting with his native land. Until the end of his life the victorious warrior selflessly worked for the good of his native country, his own republic and the wider Motherland. As the famous Karachai poetess Alla Chotchaeva writes, the victory over the insult caused by the cruelty and injustice of the deportation of the nations, who had fought for the defence of the country, was given to everyone as another moral trial, a test of their strength of character and will.