In September 2015, Marem Aliyeva disappeared from her home in southern Russia. She had called the police multiple times to report that her husband was beating her, but to no avail. “We don’t get involved in domestic matters,” the police told her. On the day she disappeared, Marem called her older sister in tears, terrified because her husband threatened to punish her for reporting him. When the sister arrived at Marem’s house, she found only Marem’s young children, alone and crying. Marem disappeared without a trace. She was one of 14,000 Russian women every year who fall victim to deadly violence at the hands of their partner.