Moldova (1945-1991)


Like other republics of the Soviet Union at the time, Moldova had its own anthem, first written in 1945 and, also like other Soviet republics’ anthems, contained references to Stalin, the Soviet leader at the time. After his death in 1953, it was deemed necessary to rewrite all the republics’ anthems to remove his name from them, however, a new version of Moldova’s anthem was not adopted until 1980. The anthem was rewritten from the typical three verses with unique choruses of other republics to a three-part single verse, which was in use until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. (The music and sheet music presented on the right is of the 1980 revised version).

Special thanks to: Jaroslaw Wojcik for the sheet music.