|Born||February 21/March 5, 1861
Tomsk, Tomsk Oblast, Russian Empire
|Died||May 8/May 20, 1887
Schlisselburg Fortress, Russia
In 1881—1886, Osipanov was a student at the University of Kazan, where he joined the revolutionary movement. He would later transfer to St.Petersburg University. In 1886, Osipanov joined the "Terrorist Faction" of Narodnaya Volya and, together with Aleksandr Ulyanov and others, took part in preparing the assassination of Alexander III. He was placed in charge of the bombthrowers.
- Pomper, Philip. Lenin's Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 2010. ISBN 978-0-393-07079-8