Unlike most of the left-inclined Polish writers in the USSR, Kott did not publish in the Czerwony Sztandar (Red Banner) or in Nowy Widokregi (New Horizons) - the official Soviet-backed Polish journals, nor did he take part in public ceremonies.
Kott, with Borejsza, Jastrun, Przybos and Hoffman, took part in a discussion where the poet Adam Wazyk was criticized for failure to include Soviet themes in his recent work (Czerwony Sztandar, 17 April 1941).
(K.Sword (ed.), The Soviet Takeover of the Polish Eastern Provinces 1939-41, 1991, 264.) He was a member of the press corps for the Union of Polish Patriots, contributed to Czerwony Sztandar, supported the sovietization of the Ukraine and the idea that Polish writers should be absorbed into the Union of Soviet Ukrainian Writers.