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Church of Holy Ascension

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The Church of Holy Ascension is located in Zarkovo in Belgrade municipality Cukarica, six kilometers form the city center. Construction was started in 1936, when the lot was chosen near the cemetery and the plan to build was made and Chruch was completed in 1938.

The Church was designed by the architect Viktor Lukomski, and construction was supervised by medieval monuments.

Form of the church provides a large semicircular apse at the eastern part of the church and two semi-circular choirs. Above the central part of a church is a large dome which is supported by four pillars and arches. Above the lower narthex at the western part of the church is the bell tower. Facade of the church is plastered with sporadically placed stone blocks that are rustic processed and decorative deployed on the surface of the wall.

The xylograph iconostasis was made of walnut wood by Blagoje Milivojevic, and the icons were painted by Aleksandar Trojicki.

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Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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