Russia's Rostelecom Q2 earnings falls 31 pct y/y

MOSCOW Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:10am EDT

MOSCOW Aug 21 (Reuters) - Russian state telecoms operator Rostelecom said on Thursday its second-quarter net profit from ongoing operations fell 31 percent, year-on-year, to 6.1 billion roubles ($168 million).

The company also said its sales from ongoing operations were up 2 percent, year-on-year, to 72.6 billion roubles.

(1 US dollar = 36.3320 Russian rouble) (Reporting by Anastasia Teterevleva and Polina Devitt)