Free Democrat lawmaker Alexander Graf Lambsdorff comes from a family of aristocrats and civil servants. He is due to begin his new post in the summer, as Moscow has approved his appointment.
Ednews reports that the German government has announced the appointment of a new ambassador in Moscow after securing the approval of the Russian government.
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff will be succeeding Geza Andreas von Geyr, who has occupied the post since 2019.
"The entry into service is scheduled for this summer," a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said.
Leading Germany's diplomatic mission in Russia has become among the most complicated posts since Moscow's full-scale invasion of Ukraine last year.
Earlier this year, Russia expelled a number of German diplomats, claiming the move was in response to a similar one from Berlin.