It is with great sadness that we learn today of the passing of Larisa Efimova, Professor of Asian and African Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia. An expert on Southeast Asian Studies, Prof. Efimova is well-known for her significant contributions to the field of Indonesian politics as well as Indonesian-Russian relations. An esteemed member of IJAPS’ editorial board, Prof. Efimova has contributed to and supported the journal for many years. She will be missed. We at IJAPS wish to convey our deepest condolences to her family, friends, colleagues, and students. May she rest in peace.