yeah it was, there is also my vid on you tube but it's only dashcam image, so it's a little boring , i did it for me , but I can put the link...I think we are not a lot foreigner to have dare to go there alone ! this destination was "fashion" for offroad overlander but usually, they are in crew... Now, it's absolutly not fashion, this part of Russia is so under military control du to nuclear marine activity. When I left the Russian territory at the border whith Norway , I had to go to FSB office, in order they realized I was not a spy, completly true bro !
Looking at it on Google Earth doesn't do it justice, it is REMOTE on a whole different level, a massive expanse of territory. And a lot of military presence, I'm sure there were FSB all along the border!!!