(Updates with latest stake)
MOSCOW, March 17 (Reuters) - Russian lender VTB on Tuesday acquired a 21.57% stake in state telecoms group Rostelecom, and shortly after sold part of that stake, leaving it with a 13.13% holding, VTB said.
VTB did not say who became the owner of the 8.44% stake it offloaded.
In February, VTB finalised the sale of a 55% stake in mobile phone operator Tele2 Russia to Rostelecom, a stake it had held since 2013.
Reporting by Maxim Rodionov and Andrey Ostroukh, Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Christian Schmollinger