This neighbour of Romania, with which also shares a language (called “Romanian” in Romania and “Moldovan” in Moldova), and once proposed to reintegrate with that nation, also used the Romanian anthem for the first few years after its 1991 independence from the Soviet Union (which was also its anthem during its short time of independence from 1917-1918). Its new anthem was adopted in 1994. Originally a 12 verse poem, only stanzas 1, 2, 5, 9, and 12 make up the present-day anthem.