Merezhkovski, Dimitri (L)
Dimitri Merezhkovski (1866-1941) was the author of a poorly constructed book that portrays Atlantis as an empire 10,000 years ago, with colonies in Europe, West Africa and Central America. The author saw Atlantis as having highly advanced technology and practicing a religion that was a precursor to Christianity. This Atlantis was destroyed in a catastrophic event, leaving the Canaries and the Azores as remnants.
Merezhkovski saw this destruction as punishment for a descent into sinful ways in Atlantis. He then follows with a warning (originally written in 1930) that Europe is a second Atlantis and once again will be destroyed if it does not desist from its immoral ways, particularly militarism. Prophetic indeed! There is a critical review of his book available on the Internet(a) as well as a biography(b).