In 1876, Alexandre-César Moreau de Jonnés wrote L'océan des anciens et les peuples préhistoriques in which he located the Pillars of Hercules in the east and theorized that in the past there had been a large ocean of which the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea were remnants. He located Atlantis in the Sea of Azov.
In 1911, A. de Paniagua placed Atlantis in the Sea of Azov.
In 2004, Leon Flying Eagle and Mary Whispering Wind proposed the Sea of Azov as the location of Atlantis based on tectonic evidence of catastrophic earthquakes and massive flooding which occurred at the end of the Younger Dryas Ice Age, in 9,600 BCE. Atlantis is presented as a man-made island, which was created by excavating an incredible ditch around a vast fertile plain. The earthquake caused the plain to sink and it was then simultaneously inundated by tsunami waves from the Black Sea and overflow from the Caspian Sea, in an event they call the Great Atlantis Flood.
The evidence that Eagle and Wind point to is that the slip faults and tectonic sink of the Sea of Azov are well documented. The Sea of Azov is surrounded by a boundless continent and faces south toward a great sea, the Black Sea. The Sea of Azov is connected to this southern sea by a paleo-channel and that the channel was impassable by shoals of mud in Solon's time. The remnant of the fertile plain still contains one of the most remarkable canal systems in the world. Precipitous cliffs line the southern shore of Kerch and Taman peninsulas. Southern Ukraine is still a major metallurgical center. Southern Ukraine is still a major agricultural center, known as the "breadbasket of Europe" for centuries. World famous hot and cold mineral springs, and volcanic mud baths, attract thousands of tourists each year. Red, black and white stones are still quarried, and shipped around the world.
The Sea of Azov is the shallowest sea in the world, only 13 meters deep on average and is located between Ukraine and Southern Russia. It is connected to the Black Sea by the Strait of Kerch. There are traces of neolithic settlements that now sit under water. In ancient times it was known as Lake Maeotis.
Eagle, Flying, and Whispering Wind. Atlantis Motherland, Cosmic Vortex, Maui, Hawaii, 2003.
Eagle and Wind introduced also claim that benign alien astronauts led by a scientist named Xoah from the planet Xylanthia decided to create a new species that eventually evolved to become the Empire of Atlantis, shattering any legitimate research they may have done.