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- Bely is a town and the administrative center of Belsky District of Tver Oblast, Russia, located on the Obsha River, about halfway between Smolensk, Toropets, and Rzhev. Population: 3,772; 4,350; 5,228; 6,900. "Bely" means "white" in Russian, although it is unknown how the epithet came to be applied to this town. It was first noticed in 1359 as a fort in the Principality of Smolensk, passing to Lithuania by the end of the century. In the 15th century, it became a seat of the Belsky branch of the ruling House of Gediminas. The town was overrun by the Grand Duchy of Moscow in 1503. Three years later, they built a formidable castle, which the Lithuanians laid a siege to in 1508. The town was again subordinated to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth between 1618 and 1654. It was once part of the Belarusian People's Republic, but since the Stalinist era has been a part of Russia.