Russo, Dr. Nicola (L)
Dr. Nicola Russo was chairman of Italian Atlantis Society of Bari and was also editor of and contributor to its journal Atlantide in Italia while it was issued between 1930 and 1932. He was convinced that the Azores were the mountain peaks of a submerged Atlantis. His views on Atlantis were published in book form in 1951.
In 1976, Jürgen Spanuth pointed out[0015.249] that the Azores were not the mountain peaks of a sunken continent but instead are composed of volcanic rock created through eruption. He quotes similar sentiments expressed by Hans Pettersson.